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Subject: Framing


From: Jonathan Browns <jonathan.browns<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2008
Amber Morgan <morgana [at] warhol__org> writes

>I am hoping some conservators out there might help a registrar out.
>We have heard conflicting things regarding the use of spacers in
>frames, particularly for oversized works on paper.  Some
>conservators have encouraged the use of spacers as a method of
>keeping the surface of the print away from the glazing.  Others
>prefer no spacers, saying that the backing board alone isn't enough
>to support our oversized works and the pressure of the glazing on
>the mat is necessary to keep the object from bowing outwards.  Is
>there a preferred method among the conservation framing community?

At the City of Ottawa's Public Art Program, we occasionally utilize
a stretched canvas as the support for oversized paper and fabric
based artworks, this is partly due to having no seams of a limited
size paper or mat board support as well it is light weight and

Jonathan Browns
Cultural Planner Arts Collections
Public Art Program
City of Ottawa
172 Guigues Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H9
Fax: 613-244-4432

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